Department

Accountancy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

This conceptual paper describes a Reflective Ethical Decision Model (REDM), which uses the underpinnings of philosophical humanism in collaboration with self-directed learning to help students determine and design their own personal model construct of ethical values. This model analyzes the necessary ingredients for applying ethics in accounting and business education and offers a hands-on pedagogical approach to the ethics curriculum. It is an illustration students can use to reflect on personal orientations toward ethical behavior and lifelong values. The rationale for proffering such an approach is the notion that the operational orientations that guide human behavior are not fully developed until early adulthood. This concept is also applicable in professional training and development as a move toward improving ethical decision-making constructs in organizations. The idea is to evoke the personal ethics each of us has, not to promote additional avenues to extend the fallacy surrounding business ethics. The designer, and author, hopes this model concept will encourage future research about ethical decisionmaking as a result of any critique that may arise from this endeavor.

Journal

The Accounting Educators' Journal

Journal ISSN

1041-0392

Volume

26

First Page

11

Last Page

37

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Accounting Commons

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